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Sheena’s Belief: All people need is a chance to do something great once to realize they have it within themselves to repeat and spread greatness.

Sheena’s Teaching Philosophy: To pass along dance history and proper dance technique, while inspiring within individuals the desire to stay hungry and keep learning; to foster progress, live as role model, and travel a journey with students; to instill confidence, track growth and share a prevailing hope for the future.

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EDUCATION

Masters in Education, Old Dominion University: 2012-2014
K-12 State Licensure: May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008

SHEENA’S WORK

Dance for Life: 2014-present
Curriculum Writer and Lead Teacher
Won the 2015 Dominion ArtStars Award, presented by Virginians for the Arts

Arts4Learning: 2014-present
Teaching Artist

DANCE EDUCATION

Old Dominion University
Modern, Advanced Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Conditioning for Dancers, Dance History, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Composition

Broadway Dance Center
Hip-hop, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary: 2011-present

Richmond Ballet
Ballet, jazz and modern: 2008-present

Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Department of Dance (Modern, Ballet, Improvisation): 2004-2008
VCU Dance Team member (2005-2008)

Governor’s School for the Arts – Norfolk, Virginia
Musical Theater Department: 2001-2004

Denise Wall’s Dance Energy – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary: 2003-2004

Bobbi & Helen School of Dance
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap: 1997-2003

New York City Dance Alliance
Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet

Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance – Mechanicsville, Virginia
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Modern: 1990-1997

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Todd Rosenlieb Dance, School Director – Norfolk, Virginia
Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary
http://www.trdance.org

Copeland Mills School of the Arts – Chesapeake, Virginia
Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary
www.copelandmills.com

Central Virginia Dance Academy – Glen Allen, Virginia
Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary
www.centralvadance.com

Christian Youth Theater – Richmond, Virginia
Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theater
www.cytrichmond.org/

Children’s Dance Center – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ballet, Creative Movement, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Dance Camps
www.childrensdancecenter.com

DANCE WRITING EXPERIENCE
Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins
Owner, Content Manager

Answers.com
Dance Expert Writer

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
University Dance Theatre [2013]
We Are Artists, dancer [2009]
VCU Dance Team member [2005-2008]
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, special appearance [2005]
“Pippin,” featured dancer [Virginia Musical Theater]
“Student Prince,” featured dancer [Virginia Musical Theater]
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” featured dancer [Virginia Musical Theater]
“CHICAGO,” featured dancer, [Governor’s School for the Arts]
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” featured dancer/singer, [Governor’s School for the Arts]
“Lucky Stiff,” Annabel Glick, [Governor’s School for the Arts]

ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO): Member
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), focused on the Whole Child Initiative: Member
Special Olympics: Supporter, Fundraiser
CenterStage Foundation: Supporter, Fundraiser
KODACHROME: Supporter, Dancer

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Dominion ArtStars Award, presented by Virginians for the Arts: 2015
VCU Dean Society Executive Committee: 2012
Top Blogger for Old Dominion University: 2010
Best Performer, VCU Dance Team: 2008
Emerging Leader, VCU: 2006

SHEENA’S STUDENTS HAVE…
Been accepted into: James Madison University, East Carolina University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Governor’s School programs
Been chosen as Style Weekly’s “Top 16 Under 16” for 2011 and 2012
Performed with Jason Mraz
Chosen as dance models for Wolff Fording Dance Costumes
Appeared in Glee: The Concert Movie

SHEENA’S STUDIED WITH (AND STUDIED):
Luigi (Luigi Technique, Jazz)
Tony Dovolani (“Dancing with the Stars” – Salsa, cha-cha)
Benoit-Swan Pouffer (Contemporary Ballet)
Finis Jhung (Ballet)
Judy Rice (Ballet)
Denise Wall (Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop)
Travis Wall (Jazz, Hip-hop, Contemporary)
Ann Catherine Cross (Ballet, Tap, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical)
Autumn Proctor (Modern)
Chip Gallagher (Musical Theater, Classical vocal training)
Jeff Warner (Broadway Jazz, Audition Technique)
Michael Kaiser (Ballet, Music Theory, Rhythmic Analysis)
Danielle Kinne (Contact Improvisation)
Sherone Price (West African Dance)
Elizabeth Johnson (Bartenieff Fundamentals)
Mila Parrish (Dance Literacy)
Tommy Parlon (Jazz)
Stafford Berry (Contemporary African Dance)
Melinda Waegerie (Dance Integration in Public Schools)
Amanda Kinzer (Modern, Ballet, Dance History)
Marilyn Marloff (Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pedagogy)
Megan Thompson (Conditioning for Dancers, Modern, Pilates, Yoga)
Kathy Brenner-Lasakow (Advanced Ballet)
Victoria Fink (Modern, Yoga)
Susan Israel Massey (Advanced Ballet)
Rebecca Hodal (Ballet)
Christopher K. Morgan (Contemporary)
Joni Petre-Scholz (Advanced Ballet)
Katie Iacono (Jazz, Modern)
Wesley Acker (Contemporary)
Allison Holker (Contemporary)
Adechike Torbert (Hip-hop)
Danny Tidwell (Ballet)
Brandon Bryant (Jazz)